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don't think we can afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: both romney and president obama will campaign in ohio today, a key battleground state that many believe could make or break victory for either candidate. and there are 18 electoral votes up for grabs in ohio. early voting is already under way. >> here we go. tara, thank you so much. >>> controlling the deficit is one of the key issues of campaign 2012. this week, a group of bipartisan senators is meeting in virginia to try to keep the nation from falling off the so called fiscal cliff. the group of eight senators, four republicans and four democrats, is expected to meet for three days to try and reach a deficit reduction proposal that's acceptable to congress and the president. the fiscal cliff refers to budget control measures scheduled to take effect at year's end, including tax increases and spending cuts. >>> today attack now on the u.s. consulate in libya. one of the men responsible for the security of u.s. diplomatic in libya said he knew there were security issues there long before the dea
both governor romney and president obama will head to ohio a key battleground state to campaign. that is where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs. and with the election just a month away, ohio is a state that many believe could be a deciding factor for both candidates in the election. we're live in san francisco. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> big bird has become the star of the new ad for president obama. here it is. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy! mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. >> sounds like a movie trailer. the obama campaign released this ad just this morning. it pokes a little more fun at mitt romney's pledge to cut funding for public tv. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >>
to those of you in the west. the president left california yesterday. he and romney are both here in "high owe. we were at a rally in northeast ohio with 10,000 cheering people. they took the president's election chant and turned it back on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years. today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them, four more weeks, four more weeks. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. an example of a small thing, a big bird. >> so he's focused on saving big bird is kind of a strange thing in my view. i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: across the state in columbus president obama was talking about big bird highlighting an issue in last week's debate when romney said one cut he would make to balance the budget was funding for public television. >> he's decided w
at the braz enness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: with just nine days until the two men debate again, this time in hempstead, new york, both campaigns are hoping solid performances will woo voters and donors alike. but while the romney campaign deals with heightened expectation, obama advisors are still not saying what, if anything, the president will do differently this time around. >> i think you can assume that he's reviewed the tape. and it will inform-- it will inform how he handles these subsequent debates. >> reporter: the president heads to san francisco tomorrow for more fund-raisers while governor romney is headed to virginia military institute for what his campaign is billing as a major foreign policy address, jeff. >> jeff: nancy cordes, thank you. we are four days away from the one and only vice presidential debate. and the pressures on both candidates. joe biden to lift democrats after a rough week. paul ryan to build on mitt romney's momentum. senior white house correspondent bill plante has more on that.
after governor romney promised cuts to unnecessary spending like grants to pbs. today both governor romney and president obama will head to ohio a key battleground state to the campaign. now, where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs, with the election just a month a with now this is going to be very important because ohio is a state that some people believe could make or break victory. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> big bird is the star of a new ad for president obama. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street... >> the obama campaign released this ad just this morning and it pokes more fun at homicide's pledge to cut funding for public television. a pew research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an 8-point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a 4-point lead in an updated survey. he is excited about his chances of winning next month. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable, thank you so much. >> he campaigne
with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. >>> while democrats are pleased with vice president biden's performance it's unclear whether his aggressive style was offensive or convincing to the independents who will hold the margin of victory in the presidential election. >> randall, let's talk more. it was obviously interesting to watch. what were the strong and weak points of the candidates? >> reporter: well, certainly vice president biden had to make sure that everyone knew that democrats would fight. i mean, remember that president obama himself said that he was too polite. no one could say that about biden as last night's showdown. ryan had to make sure he didn't lose any ground. this is his first venue for a national audience sitting opposite one of the most powerful democrats in the nation. and he held his own even as mitt romney is beginning to show some improvement i
compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. and we can expect those poll results to change in the coming days as the samples are increased and the polling organizations dig deeper on the impact of these first and only vice-presidential debates. reporting live in danville, kentucky, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> randall, it's certainly interesting to watch a lot more sparks in this debate than the presidential debate. what were considered the strong and weak points of the candidate? >> well, after president obama's performance last week democrats have to show they are willing to fight and also defend the president's record. biden certainly did that. for mitt ryan, he had to stand up there with one of the most famous most powerful democrats in the nation his first time out on that kind of stage and he held his own
be an effective president if necessary compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. >>> as for the men at the top of the ticket, president obama will remain in washington today to prepare for his next debate next week and mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground states of ohio and virginia friday. so who do you think won the debate? tell us why, too. you can comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> meanwhile, ryan's making some news for something other than the debate. "time" magazine has released photos of the wisconsin congressman working out. they are actually outtakes of a photo shoot from last year. some critics accuse the editors of the magazine of trying to make ryan look young and trivial. ryan has said he began a commitment to fitness when he was 16 years old after he found his
romney campaign said they 8aised more than $12 million on line in the 48 hours after the debate. nan crawford is traveling with the republican candidate in aigns a. jan, the one number both campaigns fixated on, 7.8% unemployment. thissed yesterday. has this taken any wind out of lkvernor romney's sails? >> reporter: well, talk about a lymentum stopper there, jim. i mean, what it has done it really rob romney of one of his sost reliable lines in his hempaign speeches. i've heard him say over and eser, under president obama, has neyment has never been below 8%. obviously, he's not saying that now. instead what we saw yesterday and what he's going to say here in this rally tonight is it d bed be better and it would be better if he were president, reminding people of just how much americans in this country are struggling and saying those numbers just don't reflect how bad this economy really is. >> axelrod: what else do you expect, jan, in the run-up to the second debate? foreporter: well, what we've already seen is more focus, more aggressiveness coming from governor romney after that
the election, the presidential race is in a dead heat. the latest tracking poll gives mitt romney a one-point edge over president obama with about 4% of voters still undecided. both candidates are vying for those votes in key battleground states. meanwhile, the running mates are preparing for their big night. paul ryan and joe biden will meet in kentucky tomorrow for their first and only vice presidential debate. there has been no shortage of advice for both men. one rule seems to be just keep it simple. >> you need to be able to see that each vice presidential candidate has hit the standard of readiness. but beyond that, unless there is a star-killing or star- catching moment, it rarely changes the course of the debate. >> in terms of substance, try not to break any new ground. this is not an audition for 2016. >> biden has been there before plenty of times. >>> and, of course, you can watch the debate right here on cbs 5. our special live coverage begins at 6:00. >>> coming up, who would steal a 200-pound headstone right off a grave? >>> thousands of people are going to live there. n
debate. cbs reporter ines ferre on the singular message coming from both camps. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. while mitt romney rallies supporters in the key battleground state. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. >> i'm counting on you portsmouth. let's make it happen. >> reporter: saturday romney told the crowd in the major manufacturing state that the obama administration isn't holding china cattable for unfair -- accountable for unfair trade practices that cost americans job. >> i want to make sure that when people cheat, well they don't follow the rules in trade we finally hold them accountable. it's time for us to stand up to china for their cheating that's got to stop. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the number one issue in the election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity and three years laters it's paying you have in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues the decision saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto industry has created nearly a quarter o
debate both men under pressure governor romney building momentum after the first presidential dough bait. >> 50% said biden won, 31% said ryan won and 19% called it a tie. also in that poll 55% said biden is someone they can relate to. 21 points higher than before the debate. ryan's relatability went up 17 points to 48% and 85% said biden is knowledgeable about the issues and 75% said the same thing about paul ryan. jan crawford is at the debate site in danville, kentucky. jan, good morning. >> good morning, norah. good morning charlie. good morning to those of you in the west. the president tried to explain that lackluster performance at the debate of being too polite. the vice president surely can't say that about his performance last night. he came out of the block, never stopped. to the point republicans are now saying he interrupted paul ryan 82 times. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of mularkey. >> the vice president appeared to take the president's advice. joe just needs to be joe. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here is the deal. >> biden's gi
, being evaluated. >>> in campaign 2012, both presidential candidates are back in the battleground states and for good reason. new poll numbers show mitt romney continuing to close the gap. in florida, he now leads the president 51-44. and a new national gallup poll is ahead 49-47. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. mitt romney rallied supporters. the republican team fanned out across the key battleground state saturday. >> we need ohio. if we get ohio, we're gonna be able to take back america? >> reporter: the stakes are high. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. at a rally in portsmouth, romney told the crowd he sees the enthusiasm going. >> when i'm president, i'm going to help save the american family and get good jobs for every american. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the no. 1 issue in this election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity, and three years later, that is paying off in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues his decision to bail out the auto industry saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and c
the main, underlying story lines for both candidates. so, for joe biden, does he reinforce this idea that the white house is kind of tired and out of ideas? that's what the romney campaign has been pushing. for ryan, does he underline this idea that the ticket is basically hiding their true beliefs and their true numbers? if either one of those does that, then it carries on the story line. otherwise, it's just sort of fodder for a couple of days, but it just essentially disappears. >> john, there's a generation gap between the vice president and the congressman. how do you think that will affect the tone of the debate, if at all? >> reporter: well, it will be an interesting thing to watch. you can imagine it affecting the tone in terms of remember when geraldine ferraro debated george bush, there was a gender gap in that case, and she snapped back at him when he seemed to be patronizing on the question of foreign policy. there could be a situation here where joe biden could look sort of a little, you know, look, sunny, and that would end up being kind of a gaffe. but i think other th
in his foreign policy posture. >> who are mitt romney's senior foreign policy advisers? we both covered the campaign of george w. bush. when he was running he early on in the campaign projected he would have collin powell as his secretary of state. he was flanked by kissinger and secretary of state schultz. >> condoleezza rice. >> others to make him look like he was a foreign policy expert. who are romney's top foreign policy advisers. >> on the one hand you have john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations who's a neocon serbtive. considered very hard line. on the other hand you have robert zel ig, considered a realest. condoleezza rice has been adv e advising governor romney. he's getting advice from george schultz, secretary of state under reagan. that backs up david sanger's point. he's got a lot of people advicing him on foreign policy. so he can be in either one of those camps if you were to look at his advisers. >> john dickerson. thank you. >>> the former top security official for the u.s. ambassador to libya is testifying to congress this week. but sharyl at kistkisson
if the president can do the same. >> you coached romney, brett. how would you approach him if you were the president and what would you say are his weak spots? >> well, both men are not very good when they get on the defensive. so, you know, both have to be on the offense. but that's tricky in a town hall debate because the audience is also a participant in the debate and so i think going too strongly on offense like vice president biden did a couple of nights ago would be a mistake. so you have to -- you have to balance between going on offense but also making sure you're effectively connecting with the voters in the audience. >> alan, brett mentioned we're going a town hall style format. how significantly different is that. from what we've seen over the years, how do you win here? >> it's a very different format. it's a completely different feel. brett is absolutely right this question is how aggressive you can be. the important thing for the candidates is to really listen to those questions that are being asked and be very responsive to those. people hate it when politicians duck qu
that could determine the election. in a few hours, both candidates go to ohio. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a big bounce for mitt romney after last week's presidential debate. a pew research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an 8-point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in an updated survey. romney is capitalizing on his post debate bounce turning the table on the president's attack on his foreign policy knowledge. speaking at the virginia military institute romney called the president's approach to the middle east passive and reactive. he went on to say that he knows the president hopes for a safer and freer middle east but added hope is in the a strategy. >> it's clear that the -- hope is not a strategy. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedrock principles. america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing rom
until the presidential election, both candidates are crossing the country leading rallies and raising money. president obama is in california tonight on first day of two day visit. mitt romney is back in a crucial swing state of florida. >> reporter: with one month until election day, mitt romney is focusing on florida. the romney campaign says 12,000 people came out for his rally sunday. >> we're going to win florida and take back the white house. >> national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. analysts say wednesday's debate gave romney much needed momentum. the republican nominee is criticizing president obama's performance. >>> now, days later we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> on face the nation, obama advisor argued romney misrepresented his policies at the first of the debate. >> he delivered a very good performance. it was completely unrooted in fact and the positions he's taken before. >> are you saying governor romney lied? >> yeah. i think he was dishonest. absolutely. >> obama camp
out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. >>reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> i feel great. >>reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. >> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness who was respectful [ cheers and applause ] >> who was steady and poised. >>reporter: the obama campaign says the vice president walked away with the win, but friday the white house had to defend his answer about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. >>reporter: former security officials testified this week that they had asked for more manpower. >> he's doubling down on denial and we need to understand exactly what happened. >>reporter: white house officials defended the vice president. >> matters of security personnel are appropriately disdiscussed -- discussed and decided upon by the state department by those responsible for it. >>reporter: libya is among the issues that both presidential candidates are expected to discuss in their tow
of the evening showdown. good morning. >> reporter: a lot riding on the race for both candidates tonight. vice-presidential joe biden and paul ryan. ryan will be trying to keep the momentum going for mitt romney. >> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived at kentucky ahead of his first nationally televised debate. the number 2 man on the gop ticket told reporters earlier in florida, voters will see a clear choice when he faces off against vice president joe biden. >> joe biden has been on this stage before. he has been on these big stages. it's my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible ortho. they are just offering more of the same. >> reporter: ryan will face an opponent who occasionally causes controversy with freewheeling statements but republicans also know vice president biden is a seasoned debater. >> nothing like standing up before 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 million people. >> reporter: usually vice- presidential debates don't greatly impact elections but after the president's lackluster performance at the first debate with mitt romney, many believe democra
qaeda is on its heels and osama bin laden is no more. >> both candidates are in ohio tonight trying to sway undecided voters. the president rallied young voters at ohio state working to hang on the edge he had for weeks. but mitt romney's post-debate popularity bounce has him back in the game in the key swing state. he is spending most of the week in ohio. he told iowa voters what he thinks of the president's economic policies and added his defense of sesame street. >> took office 32 million people on food statutes. now there are 47 million people on food stamps. these are tough times with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> ohio could be a make-or- break prize come november. voters there have picked the winner in each of the last 12 presidential elections. and no republican has ever won the white house without it. >>> drivers, some good news. they may still be the nation's highest gas prices but the average price of regular gas jumped less than half cent at 4.74 in san francisco, $4.68 in oa
class, the tax bill is coming to you. >> reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> i feel great. >> reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. >> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness who was respectful -- >> yeah! >> --who was steady and poised. >> yeah! >> reporter: the obama campaign said the vice president walked away with the win. but friday, the white house had to defend his answer about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they want more security. >> reporter: former security officials testified this week that they had asked for more manpower. >> he is doubling down on denial. we need to understand what happened. >> reporter: white house officials defended the president. -- white house officials defended the vice president. >> matters of security personnel are appropriately discussed and decided upon at the state department by, uhm, those responsible for it. >> reporter: libya is among the issues that both presidential candidates are expected to discuss in their
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